Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Katherine Hart of Grayslake will travel to Belize this summer to participate in a global graduate studies program in the Central American country of Belize.
Beginning in late July, Katherine Hart, of Grayslake, will study conservation and marine ecology in the Central American country of Belize. Hart is the Resource Development Manager for the Lake County Forest Preserve District. More information about Hart's course is located at http://earthexpeditions.muohio.edu/belize. The graduate courses from Miami University's Project Dragonfly are based on Earth Expeditions, which has engaged more than 1,400 people since 2004 in firsthand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas. More information is located at www.EarthExpeditions.org.
A great summer book for young readers posted by James Patterson's READKIDDOREAD.com.
“It began with a rat. There was also a glasses-wearing elderly iguana, a grumpy fish who could spell, a ghost in the clock tower, a secret message in the library, and a twisted evil that lived on the fourth floor of our school. But those’ll all come later. First, there was a rat: Malcolm.” That is the beginning of a pageturner for kids ages 8-12 called Malcolm at Midnight. It is written by W. H. Beck and illustrated by Brian Lies. The story continues: And what an extraordinary rat he is! After being fortuitously mistaken for a mouse at the pet store, Malcolm finds his way to Mr. Binney’s fifth grade classroom at McKenna Elementary School. Life at McKenna is much different from what he is used to, but Malcolm doesn’t mind. He has a Comf-E-…
'Walk Like MADD' 5K will be held Aug. 4 at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
Fundraising teams are being sought to participate in Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)'s signature walk—"Walk Like MADD" on Aug. 4 at Independence Grove in Libertyville. It will be the only one in Lake County. The community's first Walk Like MADD event was held last year. The fundraising goal for this event is $25,000. So far, teams have raised nearly $2,000, according to the local event's website. Register a new team, join a team or make a donation by clicking this link. The event is also seeking volunteers over 14 to help out before, during and after the big day.
An outdoor Memorial Day ceremony featuring staff from Naval Station Great Lakes will be held at Grayslake's College of Lake County at noon Friday.
The sixth annual College of Lake County Memorial Day ceremony will begin at noon on Friday, May 24. The ceremony is being sponsored by the CLC Veterans Memorial Task Force Committee and will be held outdoors at the CLC Willow Lake Veterans Memorial on the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Staff from Naval Station Great Lakes will support the event with a chaplain, color guard, echo buglers, the 13 folds of the flag ceremony, along with the U.S. Marine Corps drill team. The ceremony will also include speakers, bagpipers and the singing of the national anthem by Kamila Lada, a senior at Round Lake High School. Individuals who have made donations to the CLC Foundation for tribute bricks to support construction of the memorial are …
Congrats, Gregory Roytman!
Grayslake Central Class of 2013 valedictorian, Gregory Roytman, added to his list of accomplishment by winning the Senior Car Giveaway Friday, May 17. The Senior Car Giveaway is sponsored by Rockenbach Chevrolet in Grayslake and the finalists must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better, 90 percent or better attendance rate, no tardy or unexcused absence, no entry in the discipline log, and participate in an activity, club, or sport during their senior year. Gregory’s name was drawn from a basket containing the finalists’ names. Congratulations to Gregory and all the finalists for their hard work during senior year. —Grayslake High School District 127 submitted this information.
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One of the most popular Chicago Bears is now calling it quits, according to CBS Chicago.
Chicago Bears veteran of 13 years Brian Urlacher officially retired Wednesday morning, according to CBS Chicago. The 34-year-old linebacker says he has no regrets ending a professional career playing exclusively for the Chicago Bears. “Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s up to my standards,” Urlacher told CBS news. "When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13 year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear.” Urlacher recently made news in March when he couldn’t strike a new contract deal with the Bears—claiming the one-year, $2 million offer was “a slap in the face.” What's your reaction to …
Donations to organizations and agencies that will take in displaced animals can help.
In the wake of a 2-mile wide tornado that tore through Oklahoma on Monday, Americans across the country are stepping up to help out however they can. READ: How You Can Help the Victims Residents might not be the only ones in need of a helping hand. One woman's happy reunion with her dog has touched hearts nationwide, but other animals left homeless will be scooped up and housed in rescue facilities manned by volunteers. Many agencies are lending their services, some by bringing in search dogs, or collecting food for animals and connecting lost pets with their loved ones. There are a few ways you can contribute to their efforts, according to Vetstreet.com: Search Dog Foundation Oklahoma City Animal Shelter Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City …
The babies are due this summer and fall. Look through the photo gallery of the expectant moms, including the most incredible ultrasound picture you'll ever see.
Just a little more than a week after Mother’s Day, the Brookfield Zoo announced Monday it has three new moms to be. Dolphins Allie, Tapeko and Spree are expected to give birth during the summer and fall, according to a zoo release. “Allie, Tapeko, and Spree are all healthy and their pregnancies are progressing well,” said Jennifer Langan, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society. Allie, 26, and Tapeko, 31, are experienced mothers, having raised five babies between them, including Tapeko’s two daughters, Noelani, 9, and Allison, 7, who also live at the zoo. This will be the first baby for Spree, 10, who is at the zoo from Minnesota as part of the Bottlenose Dolphin Breeding Consortium. The cooperative focuses on building a …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the past three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't been able to…